A Cessna 172 made an emergency landing on a road leading to the
parking lot of a New Jersey mall parking lot Tuesday, slightly
injuring the instructor and student pilot on board.
Cessna 172 File Photo
The aircraft had just departed from Essex County airport when
the pilot reported the engine was running rough. The landed on the
road to the Rockaway Townsquare mall in Rockaway Township, and
ended up in a parking area near the entrance to a department
Multiple news sources report that witnesses said the airplane
was not badly damaged. It clipped the tops of some trees before
finally landing, and the pilot and student were taken to the
hospital with minor injuries.
The 30-year-old 172 is registered to Genesis One Inc. in
Paramus. It is the second emergency landing in New Jersey this
month, and the second time that a plane has landed in the mall
parking lot. ABC News reports the last time that happened was in